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In the fifth of this series, Dr. Roger Yates of the Vegan Information Project, continues with his account of some of the vegan social movement pioneers. Here is an account of the contribution of Kathleen Jannaway towards the vegan cause. The present over-industrialised system degrades people to machine...
In the fourth of the “And If You Know Your History...” blog series, Dr. Roger Yates of the Vegan Information Project, takes a look at some of the women pioneers of the vegan movement: Elsie (Sally) Shrigley, Dorothy Watson, Fay Henderson, and Eva Batt.   In the patriarchal...
Part 3 of ‘And if you know your history...’ In the third of this series, Dr. Roger Yates of the Vegan Information Project, turns his attention to Leslie Cross, who would have a profound effect on the vegan movement and, with Arthur Ling, the development of plant milks. He was certainly...
Part 2 of ‘And if you know your history...’ In the second of a series of essays, vegan since 1979 and former animal rights prisoner, Dr. Roger Yates, looks at how veganism as a social movement emerged and developed with the focus on accounts of the individual pioneers of the vegan...
Part 1 of ‘And if you know your history...’ In this series of essays, Dr. Roger Yates of the Dublin-based Vegan Information Project looks at how veganism as a social movement emerged and developed with the focus on accounts of the individual pioneers of the vegan movement. In an interview in...
Introduction by VegfestUK manager Tim Barford “It’s a grand old team to play for It’s a grand old team to support and if you know your history it’s enough to make your heart go Wooooooaaaaaarrrrrr” - well known UK football chant   The vegan movement is escalating like ...
2017 has seen some wonderful highs, some very sad lows and a lot in between. In this short 20-min festive vlog, Tim Barford from VegfestUK pays tribute to 12 inspirational vegan activists in 2017 before touching on some of the more problematical areas of current vegan campaigning. “Without wishing...
Vegan sociologist, lecturer and grassroots activist Dr. Roger Yates gave a talk on trying to be a good pro-intersectional listener at the Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference at VegfestUK London 2016.     About this talk –  Trying to be a good pro-intersectional...
The very first Vegan Information Project (VIP) blog entry was written in 2013 under the title “Mould Breaker.” This title was chosen to highlight the fact that the VIP is all about breaking free of the usual limitations and constraints that are often self-imposed on local grassroots campaign...
Vegan sociologist, lecturer and activist Dr. Roger Yates is coming to Glasgow to speak at Vegfest Scotland on both Saturday and Sunday December 3rd 4th 2016 at the SECC. Great news!     About the talks Saturday 12:00 – 12:45 pm Deep Veganism – In Defence of Deep...
If you’re vegan and itching to get out there to promote veganism in your community, but scratching your head for inspirations on how best to do that, make sure to visit the Vegan Activists Summit at VegfestUK London 2016, on the Saturday October 22nd 2016 at Olympia...
This is part 3 – and the final edition – of Tim Barford’s preview vlogs for the upcoming Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference at VegfestUK London 2016 (#PIVC2016), in which he introduces some of the speakers at the conference and looks at some of their work...   Tim is absolutely...
If you have a topic about veganism that you’re passionate about sharing, or you’d like to perform vegan cookery demos or music, in front of a big audience at the upcoming Vegfest Scotland (Dec 3rd 4th at the SECC), don’t hesitate to apply for speaking / cookery demo /...
Vegans face a formidable, tenacious, and multi-faceted enemy, which bears the initials, “C.S.” No, not Christopher Sebastian, cheeky, but Cultural Speciesism. Jim Mason’s concept of “rituals of dominionism” is a useful tool by which to explore cultural speciesism and the...
Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, takes his pick for the top 10 vegan activists across the globe right now, and gives a mention to some incredible people who didn't quite make the top 10 but are doing some inspirational vegan activism too.   In the spirit of mutual cooperation and support, Tim...
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